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White Bird Gallery – New Exhibition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Attention:  Visual Arts Calendar / Gallery Listing

New Exhibition

September 1 – October 17

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Deborah DeWit: “Boundaries and Horizons” New Paintings

Helga Winter: Sculptural Paintings: Paper & Mixed Media

Artists Talk with Deborah DeWit

Saturday, September 10, 3:00 – 5:00pm

White Bird Gallery

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Contact: info@whitebirdgallery.com

Deborah DeWit: “Boundaries and Horizons” New Paintings

Deborah DeWit is a well-known Oregon artist whose narrative paintings often explore autobiographical subjects that express familiar human experiences through beautifully rendered scenes that convey moments in time. For this new exhibition “Boundaries and Horizons” DeWit states “These paintings continue my attempt to capture the essence of my experience– living on four and half acres on the edge of an estuary, surrounded by woods, bordered by the sea, in a hundred year old house on the North Oregon Coast.  If it is possible to find all the universal truths, the elemental memories, in one place, I mean to find them here.  My observations and thoughts become imagery.”

DeWit’s mature painting style has developed over the course of her lengthy career, which began as a photographer in late 1970’s. DeWit now has several books published on her work, highlighting her overarching themes in photography, writing, oil painting and pastels. Her current paintings are naturalistic depictions in oil that combine loose expressive brushwork and layers of paint in a realistic style to capture essential details of a time and place. Many of her paintings also suggest metaphors about the larger human experience through the interplay of indoor and outdoor environments in her sensitive and thought-provoking compositions.

Helga Winter: Sculptural Paintings: Paper & Mixed Media

Known throughout the Pacific Northwest for her woodturnings, Helga Winter’s newest endeavor is the creation sculptural paintings that are made from deconstructed books. Winter uses unwanted book pages – the papers are rolled, colored and waxed to form compositions where the original book’s knowledge is hidden. These mixed media pieces are intriguing in both the reformulation of material as well as in the way they suggest the rethinking and reshaping of what has been learned, opening avenues for new truths.

Further images available on request.

White Bird Gallery

251 N. Hemlock / Box 502

Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110

503.436.2681   www.whitebirdgallery.com

 

Six Artists Receive Awards at the Plein Air & More Arts Festival

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Six Artists Receive Awards at Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s 8th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival

Cannon Beach, OR – June 30, 2015   Nearly 40 artists participated in the Cannon Beach Gallery Group’s 8th Annual Plein Air & More Arts Festival which drew thousands to the coast June 24-26 to watch them paint and create throughout the town and on the beach.  At the end of the festival, Kaline Carter from SW Art Magazine announced six awards for those painting “En Plain Air” as well as to those who represented the “& More” part of the event which opened it up to sculptors, wood carvers, glass artists, ceramicists, metal artists, jewelers and more.

Receiving awards from the magazine, along with a hand blown glass sculpture created by Cannon Beach Artist Jim Kingwell from Icefire Glassworks, were:

Brooke Borcherding, White Bird Gallery: Award of Excellence for “En Plein Air” work done onsite during the weekend and for overall body of work.

Dan Chen, Bronze Coast Gallery:  Award of Excellence for “& More” work done onsite during the weekend and for overall body of work.

Receiving additional Honorary Awards of Excellence from the magazine:

Marianne Post, Primary Elements Gallery

Joanne Shellan, DragonFire Gallery

Eva Funderburgh, Archimedes Gallery

Suzanne Kindland, Icefire Glassworks

The public was also invited to vote for their favorite artist, based upon what they observed during the “Artists’ Swarm” and in the galleries representing the weekend’s artists. Winner of the “People’s Choice Award” for the second year was Jeffrey Hull, Jeffrey Hull Gallery. He also received a glass sculpture created by Jim Kingwell.

White Bird Gallery Invitation

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Join us this weekend for the 8th Annual

Plein Air & More Arts Festival

 
June 24,  25, 26
see artists working on location throughout Cannon Beach!
 
Gallery Reception: Friday, June 24th,  4:00 – 6:00 pm
 
Raku Firing on the Beach with Dave & Boni Deal
Saturday, June 25th, 7:30 pm 
 
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2016 Plein Air Workshops

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Make plans now to attend one of three workshops to be held during the week leading up to the Plein Air & More Art Festival. Come out to paint and then stay for all of the festivities over the weekend. The village and beaches will be filled with artists capturing the beauty of the area and galleries will be overflowing with art.

Register now! All registrations are made directly with the workshop leaders and are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Lodging: Attendees are responsible for securing their own lodging. For more information go to: cannonbeach.org.

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June 23, 24

Mike Rangner

Two days working En Plein Air.

Start the day with a basic introduction to the history and the current surges of this form of expression. He will show you with demos the basics of starting a painting, while discussing composition, line, shape, value and light. His goal is to open you up to the challenges and pleasure of expressing yourself through painting the landscape. All levels of experience are welcome. Class limited to 10 artists. $200 for two days.

To register and for the workshop supply list go to http://rangnerfineart.com/workshop

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June 23, 24

Anton Pavlenko

Easels at the Beach

Join me for a fun and inspiring plein air workshop at Cannon Beach, OR. The focus will be on how to paint expressive land- and seascapes on location. You can expect lectures, live demos, critiques and hands-on individual instruction. All levels of artist welcome. Maximum of 12 students. $190 for two days.

To register and see the detailed supply list go to:

http://antonpavlenko.com/workshops

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June 23,24

Hazel Schlesinger

Beginning/Intermediate Plein Air in Oil

An Introduction and Beyond. First timers welcome!

A challenge for many painters is learning how to edit or how to simplify the landscape into a few basic shapes and values. Learn how to express the essence of a scene by editing the details into simple abstract shapes and using bold brush strokes to build your landscape. We will be using a limited color palette to build a pleasing landscape. Students will leave with several small studies of the area around beautiful Cannon Beach. Demonstration and individual attention leads to success.

Class size limited to 8 artists. $185 for both days.

To register and for the supply lists go to:

http://hazelschlesinger.com/workshops

 

New painting presented by Jeffrey Hull Gallery

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“Still – Needles” by Jeffrey Hull

As evening approached I began looking for the right place to enjoy the last few minutes of daylight. No surprise, I ended up down at the water’s edge.
These slender basalt seastacks are known as “The Needles” and though they are small compared to their neighbor (Haystack Rock) they are impressive just the same. As you walk closer, their size and the abundance of life that calls them home becomes evident.

Original Framed Watercolor 43 ½” x 63 ½” $6,500 – Image 33 ½” x 53 ½” All Rights Reserved

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